• Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL offers contactless returns and holds pickup service at select branches, during new hours of operation. 

    • RETURNS will be accepted only during hours of operation, no appointment necessary. Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended. 
    • HOLDS PICKUP: As of July 27, appointments are no longer needed to pick up holds, except at Rosemount (temporary location). You can pick up your available holds during opening hours at branches offering contactless service.    
    • Rosemount (temporary location) will offer curbside service starting Monday, July 27. Holds pickups are by appointment only at this location. 
    • UPDATE: Starting Monday, August 17, additional in-person services will be offered at select branches and new branch locations will reopen. Find out more.

    Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per the Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law. 
    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact InfoService by phone or email. 



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Tales and Tunes: Family Fun Day at the Library | Rythmes et récits : Fête familiale à la biblio

OPL is once again offering a free, family-oriented event with something for everyone to enjoy, including storytelling, music, dance, crafts, face painting, balloon twisters, games, a CBC news pop-up studio, and much, much more! 

The Main stage will feature performances by Twin Flames, Ariko, Monkey Rock Music and Juno Award-Winning Splash N’ Boots.

Everyone is welcome! Don’t miss it.

OPL is pleased to thank FOPLA, the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association, for their generous sponsorship of the event, and to highlight the key contributions of our partners: Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe and CBC Ottawa. 


La BPO propose une fois de plus un programme d’activités gratuites qui plairont à tout le monde : contes, musique, danse, bricolage, maquillage, sculpteurs de ballons, jeux divers, une station de nouvelles éphémére de CBC Ottawa et bien plus encore! 

Avec des prestations musicales de Twin Flames, Ariko, Monkey Rock Music et Splash’N Boots (gagnant d’un prix Juno).

Ne ratez pas cet événement ouvert à tous!

La BPO remercie l’AABPO, l’Association des amis de la BPO, d’avoir généreusement commandité cet événement, et souligne le soutien important de ses partenaires : Théâtres Meridian @ Centrepointe et CBC Ottawa.